[Seaside] updateRoot: Weirdness

Richard Eng richard.eng at rogers.com
Wed Jul 18 15:36:31 UTC 2007

I've seen a couple of blog posts about running Seaside with Apache. I'm a
little confused, though. Are you supposed to stop WAKom and have Seaside use
Apache instead? I'm not sure how to do this. The instructions don't make it


On 7/18/07 10:31 AM, "David Shaffer" <cdshaffer at acm.org> wrote:

> Richard K Eng wrote:
>> Seems like the configuring of the web server is very arcane and
>> touchy! I'm going to have the above emblazoned on my forehead...  :-)
>> Regards,
>> Richard
> Yes, the Comanche web server is a pain.  After having spent the time to
> figure it out I like it and hate it at the same time ;-)  BTW, all of
> those examples refer directly to WAKom.  You probably want
> WAKomEncoded39 if you're working in a Squeak3.9 image.
> Most Seaside beginners who've had web experience like the idea of having
> static resources on their file system but many seasoned Seasiders seem
> to use WAFileLibrary to serve static resources during development.
> There are examples in the image...probably wouldn't take you long to
> figure it out.  This avoids having to know anything about Comanche and
> has the advantage(?) of having all of your "static" resources in your
> Smalltalk image.  That way your static resources get versioned in
> Monticello along with your Smalltalk code.
> For deployment most people use a front end web server to serve static
> files.  There was a blog post somewhere which showed a pretty nifty
> apache hack which automatically "cached" (for lack of a better word)
> file library resources.  In any case using file library makes deployment
> a bit more complicated.  I've used the "static resources on the file
> system" for all of my projects sans one and I think I still prefer it
> simply for the ease of deployment.  Maybe this can be solved?
> David
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